A Scientific Study on the Necessity of Aahar for the Brain
Authors: Harvendra Devpal, Shaifali Sharma2 , Purushottam Das Sharma3 and Dinesh Kumar Sharma
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Ayurveda is a branch of life science that focuses on preserving bodily wellness as a whole. The body is
divided into six divisions according to ayurveda, which is known as Shadanga Shareer. Four Shakha
(extrimities), Madhya Shareer (trunk), and Shira (Head) constitute this Shadanga Shareer. Shira, who is a
component of Trimarma (Vital Organ), is the Pradhan Indriya among all.
Most memory issues, according to Ayurveda, are associated with the kapha dosha, which is known for its
dense, thick, mushy, and sticky characteristics. The "film" of the brain's white matter, or Tarpaka, a subdosha of Kapha, serves as a storage medium for memories, experiences, and emotions. The brain and other
nerve tissue are nourished and safeguarded by this unique tissue. The common symptoms of Kapha
stagnation include heaviness and a dull mind.
A blood that has an oily, thick consistency from having high triglycerides (or blood fat), which may result in
a slow flow of blood through the blood-brain barrier, is an indication of high Kapha. Fasting is
recommended by Ayurveda to strengthen the brain and neurological system, promote digestion, and rid the
body of impurities. Energy is turned inward during a fast in an effort to purify and detoxify the body.
For three to five days, one can follow a khichari fast, a filling dish made from split mung dal and white
Our brain requires nutrition to remain healthy and function correctly, just like our body does. The brain
consumes a lot of energy. To maintain concentration throughout the day, the body consumes about 20% of
its daily caloric intake. Omega-3 fatty acids support brain cell growth and repair.
There are many natural brain nutrients that we need to start including into our everyday diets right away.